Pupils watch a short film to establish the outlines of the story and then have to sequence a differentiated set of images of the key events of her life. They finish by discussing which events were the most significant in Mary’s life and identifying turning points.
- Pupils can sequence key events in Mary’s life
- They can explain why some periods of Mary’s life were more important and significant than others
- Some can identify key turning points in her life
A quick and easy way into the narrative is the BBC 4-minute video. Watch the video here
The first viewing will need consolidating so use PowerPoint slide 2 to reiterate the main features of the narrative, resisting the temptation to keep adding more facts at this stage. These will be overlayered in the next few activities.
Now comes the crucial stage. Can the children sequence the main event for themselves? Copy slides 2-17, 2 per page to save money. and place them in an envelope. Here’ s a really good opportunity to differentiate by restricting the number of slides that some pupils receive, so as not to overwhelm them. More can be